If the deceased was an ex-service person, his or her family maybe entitled to claim a funeral allowance from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The Australian Government may make an allowance for funeral expenses dependent on your financial circumstances.
Unions, Lodges, Medical Benefit Funds
Some of these organisations offer members mortality benefits.
Victim Support Unit
Offers assistance to those in need.
Offers assistance in the case of a motor vehicle death In Tasmania.
Funeral Insurance and Investments
Families should check if there is any prearranged funeral bond/contract or funeral insurance in place.